Home Visitor: Tiptree, Colchester
- A few hours weekly
- Tiptree, Colchester
We are looking for a male volunteer to visit our Army veteran based in Tiptree who served with the 27th Lancers Regiment in Italy and the Middle East. Now in his mid-90s, he loves talking to people and enjoys Country & Western music. He is a sociable man and would love a volunteer with a good sense of humour who could help him get out and about in his local area for a coffee and have a chat with.
By providing regular companionship, social interaction and building a positive one-to-one relationship you can help to reduce the effects of isolation felt particularly by this veteran since he lost his wife last year. Your positivity, friendliness and communication can make the world of difference to his day to day life.
Volunteers need to be over the age of 18 years and able to travel independently to and from our veterans home. Reliability, punctuality and trustworthiness are essential requirements for this role as are good listening and interpersonal skills. An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and relationship boundaries is key to this role. We will give you the necessary training, induction and support to be confident and enjoy your volunteering.
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